James P. O’Connor Jr.

July 11, 1956 - January 21, 2022
James P. O’Connor Jr.

James “Pop” O’Connor, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away peacefully at home in Wesley Chapel, FL on January 21, 2022 at the age of 65. James was a retired NY City Dept. of Sanitation Foreman. In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his son and daughter-in-law and especially spending time with his grandchildren and taking them swimming at the pool. James loved his retired life in Florida, where he made so many new friends who will miss him dearly.

James was predeceased by his parents, James and Teresa and brother Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rosemarie, son James and his wife Codielynne, granddaughters Madelyn and Peyton and his grandson, Liam. He is also survived by his sister Arlene Lemmerman and her husband William and their daughters Patricia and Caitlin

Lemmerman and nephew Thomas O’Connor.

Services will be on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 2 to 5 at Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey, Florida.

James enjoyed giving back and often would donate to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and St. Jude. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory.


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  • January 25, 2022
    Terri Nugent lit a candle:
    Lit since January 25, 2022 at 1:27:21 PM

  • January 25, 2022
    Regina O'Connor Feliciano says:
    Cousin Jimmy, Recently I was Blessed to have spent some quality hours with you. And in those hours we went down memory lane to Bay Ridge and more. You will always be in my prayers, memories, and heart. God Bless You on your new journey home. Love, Hugs, & Prayers, Cousin Regina O'Connor Feliciano

  • January 25, 2022
    Joanne says:
    Jimmy was always a very nice, friendly guy - we all were part of St. Anselm's close knit community in Brooklyn-may he rest in peace- our deepest sympathies to his whole family

  • January 25, 2022
    Joanne Picciolo Marosy says:
    Rest peacefully my friend. ❤️

  • January 26, 2022
    Joseph urciuoli lit a candle:
    Lit since January 26, 2022 at 1:56:28 AM

  • January 26, 2022
    Anthony and Nikki Alborano says:
    We used to sit and talk by the pool for hours having a few beers great man missed dearly

  • January 26, 2022
    Linda O'Connor says:
    So blessed to have known you and be part of your family. I will always remember your smiling face whenever you were around family & friends. As you return to your family in Heaven it brings us all peace to know you are no longer suffering and are at complete peace. Until we meet again Jim........

  • January 27, 2022
    Mary Ann and Thomas Barnard says:
    With deepest sympathy to the O’Connor family. We have great memories of Jimmy from both Peggy O’Neill’s and Bentley’s. Great guy and a wonderful friend. Rest In Peace.

  • January 28, 2022
    Thomas O Sullivan says:
    So sad today to hear this news. Jimmy was a great guy, a great employee and a gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace. We loved having with us in Peggy O Neills and Bentleys. Great bartender and friend. So sad for his wife and family. God bless you all.

  • February 12, 2022
    Arlene (O’Connor) Lemmerman says:
    He was the best Big Brother any little sister could be blessed to have. I spoke with you earlier in the day. I’m still praying this is all a bad dream. But somehow since I am writing on a condolence page, it brings me back to reality. I had him for 63 1/2 years and what brother and sister can say we never had a fight? Well, I can and I have to say that’s because he was such an awesome brother and person in general. I’m sure there were plenty of times he wanted to strangle me and he always let me think I was protecting him. I love you Big Brother and this is only getting harder. Love you and please give us all the strength we need to get through this time. Love, Your Baby Sister ☮️❤️